The following is a collection of top 40 books out of 100 or so books I have read on entrepreneurship. I highly recommend adding them to your reading list if you haven’t read one.
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Zero to One — By Peter Thiel
Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
The Four Steps to the Epiphany — By Steve Blank
Successful Strategies for Products that Win
The Lean Startup — By Eric Ries
How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses
Principles: Life and Work — By Ray Dalio
In Principles, Dalio lays out the most effective ways for individuals and organizations to make decisions, approach challenges, and build strong teams.
Competing Against Luck — By Clayton M. Christensen
The Story of Innovation and Customer Choice
Straight Talk for Startups — By Randy Komisar
100 Insider Rules for Beating the Odds — From Mastering the Fundamentals to Selecting Investors, Fundraising, Managing Boards, and Achieving Liquidity.
Disciplined Entrepreneurship — By Bill Aulet
24 Steps to a Successful Startup.
Traction — By Gabriel Weinberg, Justin Mares
How Any Startup Can Achieve Explosive Customer Growth.
The Hard Thing About Hard Things — By Ben Horowitz
Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers.
The E-Myth Revisited — By Michael E. Gerber
Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It
Influence — By Robert B. Cialdini
The Psychology of Persuasion.
The War of Art — By Steven Pressfield
Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles
Shoe Dog — By Phil Knight
A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
Good to Great — By Jim Collins
Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t
Built to Sell — By John Warrillow
Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You
Blue Ocean Strategy — By W. Chan Kim, Renee Mauborgne
How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant
The Power of Habit — By Charles Duhigg
Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
The Effective Executive — By Peter F. Drucker
The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done
Elon Musk — By Ashlee Vance
Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
Anything You Want — By Derek Sivers
40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur
The Power of Full Engagement — By Jim Loehr, Tony Schwartz
Managing Energy, Not Time, is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal
Lost and Founder — By Rand Fishkin
A Painfully Honest Field Guide to the Startup World
The Dip — By Seth Godin
A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick)
Crossing the Chasm — By Geoffrey A. Moore
Marketing and Selling High-Tech Products to Mainstream Customers
Hooked — By Nir Eyal
How to Build Habit-Forming Products
Antifragile — By Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Things That Gain from Disorder
Skin in the game — By Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life
Business Model Generation — By Alexander Osterwalder, Yves Pigneur
A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers
Founders at Work — By Jessica Livingston
Stories of Startups’ Early Days
Creativity, Inc. — By Ed Catmull, Amy Wallace
Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration
The Snowball — By Alice Schroeder
Warren Buffett and the Business of Life
The Artist’s Way — By Julia Cameron
Just Listen — By Mark Goulston
Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone
Rework — By Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson
Business Stripped Bare — By Richard Branson
Adventures of a Global Entrepreneur
Poke the Box — By Seth Godin
If you’re stuck at the starting line, you don’t need more time or permission. You don’t need to wait for a boss’s okay or to be told to push the button; you just need to poke.
The Innovator’s Solution — By Clayton M. Christensen
Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth
When Things Fall Apart — By Pema Chodron
Heart Advice for Difficult Times
Turning Pro — By Steven Pressfield
Tap Your Inner Power and Create Your Life’s Work
The Personal MBA — By Josh Kaufman
Master the Art of Business
Start Small, Stay Small — By Rob Walling, Mike Taber
A Developer’s Guide to Launching a Startup
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